Please provide proof that Joe Kennedy paid Jackie "big bucks" to marry JFK. Hard proof.
While it's true that Jackie needed and wanted money, if your husband was murdered and then your brother-in-law was murdered, you too might seek the comfort, privacy, and security someone like Onassis could provide, especially if you feared for the lives of your children.
Whatever their relationship, Jackie spent months and months after JFK's murder crying and mourning. I have done extensive research on the Kennedys, read most of the books written about them, (including a very interesting and revealing one by Jackie's personal WH assistant Mary Barelli Gallagher) and while the marriage was on some levels a strange one, not unlike the marriages of other "bluebloods", I have come to conclusion that Jackie loved JFK, whatever other ambitions she had which made him attractive to her.
posted on 05/18/2003 8:12:28 AM PDT
I really really really object to people giving JFK a pass for his cruelty and treachery.
"Boys will be boys" is pure BS.
I, too, feel Jackie's grief was genuine and profound.
People that do what he did might as well drag razor blades over the flesh of their 'loved ones', for all the pain he so eagerly delivers.
He was an animal without a conscience...a glamourous and gifted one, no doubt.
I loved him when I was a kid...lived in Dallas when he died, was deeply marked by the event.
As the years pass, the affection for him has been tempered by rage and disgust.
He never knew the meaning of the words Semper Fi.
He kept faith only with himself and his ambition.
When I look at him, I see a cruel and deceitful liar without respect for people or principle.
posted on 05/18/2003 8:44:18 AM PDT
I might get bashed for this but I too believe Jackie loved her husband JFK. I also believe she lived for her children and always had their best interest at heart.
posted on 05/18/2003 6:44:50 PM PDT
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